A number of days in the past, one of many Fb family tree teams I observe had a discover concerning Afterlife, a web site that posts obituaries. The positioning claims to be “Canada’s largest database of deceased folks.” Guests can mild a candle in somebody’s reminiscence or buy flowers.
The issue is, they don’t seem to be a funeral residence. They’re only a ‘firm’ gathering obituaries off the web, organising a web page for the deceased and promoting digitally-lit candles and flower preparations.
This isn’t to be confused with a family tree web site that merely posts an obituary discover with different genealogical data. Family tree websites should not promoting lit candles and flowers. In different phrases, they’re not attempting to earn cash from the obituaries.
To have an obituary faraway from Afterlife meant giving this firm your identify, e mail tackle, phone quantity and some different items of data. A number of members within the Fb group who had requested for the obituary of their member of the family to be eliminated discovered the discover wasn’t, even after they have been informed it was. It was solely after authorized motion was threatened that the obituary was taken down.
A member posted a hyperlink to a CBC story detailing the positioning. It appears the positioning is being cautious, and eradicating obituaries rapidly now as a result of, three days in the past, once I searched with “Tibert”, I discovered 14 pages of “Tibert” and “Thibert” obituaries. As we speak there are solely 5 pages.
The CBC article acknowledged, “It’s known as obituary piracy and it’s inflicting a headache for a Calgary funeral residence, in addition to ache for these already grieving the lack of a beloved one.
“Jeff Hagel of McInnis & Holloway in Calgary says his funeral residence acquired greater than half a dozen calls on Wednesday alone from confused shoppers. They have been questioning why obituaries of their family members ended up on Afterlife, a web site that aggregates obituaries from throughout the online after which affords items like digital candles or real-life flowers that may be bought for these mourning a loss.”
The complete article may be learn right here: Obituary piracy causing headaches and pain across Canada.
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